As the owner/dog-mom/concierge of two large dogs, I take my dog harnesses very seriously. They have to be easy to put on. They have to be comfortable for the dog. They need to provide a respite against pulling. And they can’t cost a bloody fortune.
The Freedom Harness does all of that.
It’s easy to put on. Harnesses can be beasts. I am not terribly adept with gizmos, and my spatial relation scores did not earn me any accolades as a child. Still, despite a few straps, you’ll find this harness to be a fairly easy deal. When you take the harness out of the package hold it up, you’ll see that there is a velvet “T”, or cross. This goes under the dog. There is a big loop that goes over the dog’s head, and then the T goes over the dog’s chest and under to the belly. Then bring up the clips and clip them in on the sides. The loop with the second ring will be on the dog’s back, allowing for a the double-clip leash. You’ll be able to put it on your dog in a few seconds, as long as he isn’t wiggling.
It’s comfortable. The Freedom Harness provides tremendous comfort for the dogs in two main ways. First, the velvet strap that goes around the dog’s belly prevents chaffing. Even after long walks or hikes when a dog has worn the harness for several hours, there will be no irritation on the skin.
Secondly, the harness has two clip points: in the front and on the back. This allows pressure to be spread out rather than focusing on one spot. The dog is comfortable and safe.
It eases pulling tension. One of my dogs is a major puller. No harness can prevent a true puller from pulling, but the Freedom Harness goes a long way to easing tension on both the dog and the handler’s arm. Pressure from pulling is not restricted to one area. The front clip can be connected to a collar as well for additional security for very strong pullers. If you do that, the tension is also spread to the dog’s underside as well – any tension on the dog’s neck will have been mitigated.
It’s very reasonably priced. At under $40 for both the harness and leash, the Freedom Harness is an incredible bargain. So many products can cost a fortune! But while we are more than willing to do everything short of starting a college fund for our beloved pups, finding reasonably priced items that are also high quality can feel nothing short of miraculous.
The Freedom Harness has stood up to my puller for years, and saw my puppy from his munchkin days up to his current 80-pound bada$$ self (I had to go through a few sizes). I see no visible wear and tear, even after trips to the mountains and into creeks. I love the durability because I know I’ve made a solid investment. My dogs are safe, my arms don’t hurt, and my wallet is still happy. What more could we want?